After the FTX earthquake, the major cryptocurrency players are playing their future

The bankruptcy of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange platform, will have repercussions for the entire sector. Stefani Reynolds/AFP

INVESTIGATION – The sector is mobilizing to avoid the fall in user confidence and to continue its development.

#Letsrebuild (“Let’s rebuild”). The hashtag is a buzzword among the crypto-asset industry, reeling from the unexpected bankruptcy of major exchange FTX. This real earthquake threatens to be followed by many aftershocks on other companies in the sector. Whether it is through their exposure to the FTX token which is no longer worth anything, by funds blocked on the bankrupt platform, by the intertwining of cross-shareholdings or loans, very many companies are – or will be – affected by ricochet by the fall of Sam Bankman-Fried’s little empire. “It’s devastating for the industry. We have been taken back several years”, said Changpeng Zhao, CEO of the Binance exchange platform, this week.

For these major platforms, the first priority is therefore to reassure investors by all means, and to avoid further panic. Never have the words “transparency” and “regulation” been spoken so much…

This article is for subscribers only. You have 88% left to discover.


-70% on digital subscription

Already subscribed? Login


Leave a Comment